Darryl Shaw is a developer and investor who is the driving force behind Ybor City’s Gas Worx development – a mixed-use project that will link downtown Tampa, the Channel District and the Latin Quarter.
Named to the Florida 500, as well as the Tampa Bay Power 100 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Shaw was the Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Shaw led the company starting in 1996 when he and his brother Neil, a board-certified veterinary internist, opened their first specialty animal care hospital in Tampa. Eventually the pair took BluePearl national, with more than 50 locations, before they sold the business in 2015. In 2022, Shaw stepped down as CEO to focus solely on Ybor. Darryl and Neil are recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the State of Florida.
Born in South Africa, Shaw is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in international commerce. He also has an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.